Valentine's Day is a day about friendship! Instead of your students' parents writing each child's name on a store-bought Valentine, why not give them a chance to deliver compliments to each other at your class party?
File includes paper Valentines with four different clip art designs-just print on card stock and let students decorate themselves! I have created a "Suggestions" page to gently remind students to be thoughtful in their Valentines. :)
Also included is a "Nice Notes" paper. Instead of each students writing a quick note to everyone, you also could have students draw 1 or 2 names of others to fill out an in-depth compliment form about.
There are many ways this could be implemented! I plan to use it at my class party, but you could make this a Writing Center for a full week before the party so they are ready to be delivered. Have fun!